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Dayna Stephens: "I always tell them [students] there will never be anyone who will play it [EWI] as technically proficient as this cat [Michael Brecker] did." - (JazzTimes June 2019).

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Today Tuesday June 25

Afternoon

Jazz

Classic Swing - The Ship Inn, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. 0191 251 3677. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening

Jam Session - Black Swan Bar, Newcastle Arts Centre, 59 Westgate Rd., Newcastle NE1 1SG. Tel. 0191 222 9882. 8:00pm. Free. Trio Alan Law, Paul Grainger, John Bradford.

To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Friday, November 09, 2012

Ray Harley Fractures Elbow.

I've just heard that Ray Harley  had a bad fall last Saturday and fractured his elbow. Apparently it's a bad break and Ray has undergone an operation in Darlington Hospital. I'm sure we all wish Ray, trumpet player with the Maine Street Jazzmen, a speedy recovery and a quick return to the local jazz scene.
Thanks to Gordon Solomon for this update.
Lance.

2 comments :

Alan Rudd said...

We visited Ray in Hospital on Friday. He has had a successful operation to replace his right elbow joint and is recovering extremely well. He expects to be out of hospital after the weekend, and he hopes to be back with MSJ as soon as possible, however the band have deps arranged to cover gigs for the next few weeks.
He tells us that he can also play left handed!!

Lance said...

First George Laing slid off the roof.
Then Pete Gilligan fell off a wall.
Chris Finch slipped on the bar room floor
Now Ray Harley's had a great fall.
Life's tough for a jazz musician.

But George is back on his feet
And Pete's been to Odessa
Pianist Chris plays the trumpet
So Ray you know 'twill get better
Because you're a jazz musician.

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